Christ Church Sandown
Thank you for visiting our website. We would love to welcome you to any of our church services or events or, if you prefer, you can watch our online service.
175 Year Celebrations
The church was consecrated for worship on Easter Day 1847 and this year is therefore 175 years old. Naturally, we want to celebrate and there are various events that will be taking place during the year. Please see the separate menu item for details. (Click here to go straight to it!) We would love you to celebrate with us at the events all of which are free and with refreshments!
Our main physical service takes place every Sunday at 11am and we cater for all ages with activities for young people during most Sunday services.
Our seats are generally arranged normally, however for those wishing to remain socially distanced there are opportunities to do so. We have children's activities during most Sunday morning services.
To give you some idea of what to expect, the music is led by a worship group and includes contemporary and traditional songs and hymns. The content is all projected on screen so following what is going on is straightforward for the newcomer. Seating is on comfortable chairs and refreshments are served afterwards. Disabled access is available and the church sound system includes a loop for the hard of hearing. Free parking on Sundays is available by kind permission of Sandown Town Council next door at the Broadway Centre (please park on the rough area).
Sunday services take the form of morning worship except for the second and fourth Sundays of the month when there is family communion.
Each week a new online service is available and published on YouTube. A link to this weeks video is shown below. The online service will often have content which is similar to the physical service, plus a selection of worship songs that we have recorded over the past year. Why not give it a try and see what you think.
If you would like to suggest content for the online service please contact Paul by email by clicking here.
A mid-week message is also being recorded on the church's Facebook page and is published on Wednesdays.
A link to the service is shown below
Prayer for the situation in the Ukraine
Tear fund have produced a really good resource to help us pray for the Ukraine. Please click here for the link.
Film nights are normally be held on the first Saturday of each month at 6:30pm and the next film night is on 4 June and will be “Sing 2”. Don't forget it is a completely free event suitable for the whole family. And there are hot dogs and popcorn available to purchase on the night, at very reasonable prices. See you there!
A mums and toddlers group takes place on Wednesdays at 10am in the church hall (enter through main church entrance) during school term time. This is an open session for parents and their children (0-4 years) to join in play-based activities. Although the sessions are facilitated through church members, the Christian content is kept light but with special activities and projects organised around the main Christian festivals and harvest. If you would like to join in please just turn up!
Afternoon shared worship across The Bay
We are continuing to gather together at 4pm each Sunday afternoon for shared worship. Each service will take a slightly different shape according to the hosts but do please come together to pray for our community and worship God. Click here for the venues by date.
Coffee morning zoom call
If you would like to join us for an informal chat over a cup of coffee please get in touch and we can provide you with the Zoom details for this regular Friday morning event (11am).
We have a church email list which is used to alert everyone to the publication of videos and the latest news generally. If you would like to be kept in contact in this way please ask to be put on our mail list which Mark Williams is maintaining (click here to contact Mark for this purpose).